June 21, 2013
SAN BRUNO, Calif. --- The West Coast Conference today released the penultimate video in the conference's "WCC Thanks Title IX" Nine in Nine campaign that has spanned the entire 2012-13 school year. In honor of the 41st Anniversary of Title IX (June 23, 2013), this month's video features Loyola Marymount University's Jamie Sanchez. Sanchez, in his 38th year coaching the LMU women's tennis program, played an integral role in establishing the program on the Los Angeles-area campus after President Nixon signed Title IX of the Education Amendments on June 23, 1972. The three-time WCC Coach of the Year (2001, 2002, 2006) guided LMU to their first-ever WCC Championship in 2002.
The year-long "WCC Thanks Title IX" campaign, a conference-wide celebration of the 40th anniversary of Title IX, has been a demonstration of the conference's appreciation for the implementation of the legislation illustrated through stories and accounts shared by its very own student-athletes, coaches and administrators.
"It has been such an honor to share the personal stories of our West Coast Conference administrators, coaches and student-athletes through the 'WCC Thanks Title IX' campaign this past year," said WCC Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich. "As the annual anniversary of Title IX approaches, I am encouraged by the strong growth of women's athletics, especially in the WCC, and look forward to the continuing positive impact Title IX will have on generations to come."
The "WCC Thanks Title IX" Nine in Nine series will cap off Tuesday, July 9th with a feature on University of Portland soccer legend Tiffeny Milbrett.
The following individuals have been profiled previously during the year-long program: Gonzaga's Peggy Sue Loroz (November 2012), Pepperdine's Nina Matthies (December 2012), BYU's Jennifer Rockwood (January 2013), San Diego President Dr. Mary Lyons (February 2013), Saint Mary's Tracy Sanders (March 2013), San Francisco's Jennifer Azzi (April 2013), and Santa Clara's Stephanie Wilson (May 2013).
The videos have been produced in collaboration with Four in the Fire Productions and NetWorks Sports Consulting. All videos and supporting content are housed on WCCsports.com and are available on the Conference's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/WCCsports), YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/user/WCCsports) and Twitter page (www.Twitter.com/WCCsports) with the hashtag #WCCTitleIX.
ABOUT THE WEST COAST CONFERENCE
The West Coast Conference was formed in 1952 and has evolved and grown to become a nationally recognized and competitive force in Division I intercollegiate athletics, with 14 conference-sponsored sports: baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf, women's rowing, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's tennis and women's volleyball. The WCC is characterized by the stability of its membership and its unique emphasis on combining excellence in athletics with excellence in academics.
ABOUT NETWORKS SPORTS CONSULTING
NetWorks Sports Consulting, LLC is a West Coast based consulting firm founded in 2009 by Angela Taylor, a 19-year veteran of the sports industry. NetWorks Sports specializes in strategic planning, brand development, program development and event management & marketing. You can find out more at www.networkssports.com or www.facebook.com/NetworksSports and www.twitter.com/Networks_Sports
ABOUT FOUR IN THE FIRE PRODUCTIONS
Four in the Fire Productions is a multi-media company that produces broadcast, print and radio media. We specialize in independent documentary films as well as corporate and informational videos. Owner Beverly Oden has over fifteen years of experience working in film, television and print journalism. For more information, visit our website at www.fourinthefire.com.